the kitchen: no-sew polka dot curtains
Whew! I’m back and relaxed from a vacation in my homestate of Michigan. My week was full of family and friends as well as all sorts of delicious food and markets, which I hope to be sharing with you shortly.
One of the funny things I’ve come to relish about being a city lady is the chance to drive a car. We haven’t had one since we moved to Brooklyn six years ago, so when I get the chance to drive I go a little nutty. In fact, I took an extra day of vacation to just bum around town in the car for a bit and found myself in Red Hook, home of Fairway Supermarket, Baked and Ikea.
As I wandered the maze of Ikea, I kept seeing this awesome polka dot fabric hanging throughout the store. Then when I actually got to the fabric counter I saw that the black and white fabric was on sale for only $1.99/yard! Holy moly! I immediately thought kitchen curtains and snapped up a yard of it. I also picked up some iron-on fusing tape because my poor sewing machine broke down and a little tension rod with little clips to hold the fabric. When I got home I just did some quick measuring, cut and ironed the fabric and taadaa! I have awesome polka dot curtains (for less than $10!)! They make me so happy when I walk into the kitchen and equally important, they block the harsh sun so I can whip up tasty goodies without sweating like crazy.
I’ll be back to regular posting this week with a super tasty cocktail hour that’s perfect for these dang hot days. Oh also, how cute is Maude on the polka dot fabric? She just couldn’t stay off it while I was making them and I had to take a picture.